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Posted: July 13, 2010 10:10 p.m.
Updated: July 14, 2010 4:30 a.m.
 

Fridays
Jazz and Blues Concert series with live music from regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting, no admission, concerts start 7 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 27. Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, Valencia.
July 16 — Dona Oxford
July 23 — Jim Gibson
July 30 — Lightnin’ Willie & the Poorboys
Aug. 6 — Reno Jones

July 18

Annual Saxtravaganza concert, featuring an all-saxophone ensemble under the direction of Kathleen Maxwell with a variety of musical styles including marches, rags, movie themes and Latin jazz, free, 7 p.m., William S. Hart Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: www.saxtravaganza.com.
July 24
“Beyond Amazing: Magic Before Your Eyes” annual magic show benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley with the local ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. for close-up performances, $10, 3 and under free, West Ranch High School Theater, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 254-2582 or www.scvbgc.org

Aug. 1
Join the SCV Education Foundation for wine tasting, hors d’ouevres, raffles and music, proceeds help purchase project and program materials for local public school teachers, $35, 3-6 p.m., All Corked Up, 26340 Diamond Place, Saugus. Info: (661) 414-4465 or info@scveducationfoundation.org.
Aug. 7
A Night at the Rancho at Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center invites guests to take an inside glimpse of what was once a working ranch, wine and appetizers, behind the scenes tour, catered meal at Cedar lodge, musical serenade and historical overview, $75, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Hope Gardens Family Center in Sylmar, 5:30-9:30  p.m. Info: (661) 294-6355.

Aug. 14
Experience the ‘Reel West’ at Silents Under the Stars, William S. Hart Park and Museum, includes a guided tour, catered buffet dinner and a screening of two Bill Hart silent films including “Hell’s Hinges,” $50, reservations required, 6 p.m., 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4584 or www.friendsofhartpark.org.
Aug. 20
One Hit Wonder dance fundraiser to benefit Single Mothers Outreach, featuring 80s music and costume contest, appetizers, raffle prizes, retro drink specials, $35 per person, $60 per couple, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Paseo Club, Valencia. Info: www.singlemothersoutreach.org.

Aug. 28
Carousel Ranch’s 14th Annual Heart of the West fundraiser features a dinner auction, casino and children’s demonstration, sponsored by Princess Cruises, $85-$175, tables and sponsorships available, 6 p.m., Agua Dulce Airport, Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Info: www.carouselranch.org or www.heartofthewest.info.

Single Mothers back to school drive
Single Mothers Outreach is seeking donations of school supplies for the parents in their program, including backpacks, crayons, calculators, three-ring binders, folders, markers, pencils, paper, notebooks and rulers, donations accepted in office or pick up can be arranged, items needed no later than Friday, July 30, 24271 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 288-0117.

Christmas in July at Take Two
Get a jump on the holiday season by shopping at Take Two Resale, benefits the Assistance League of Santa Clarita and its Operation School Bell program, providing school clothing and items for children in Santa Clarita. Donations always welcome. 24364 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-1991 or www.assistanceleague-alsc.org.

Books and Better Education group
 The Betty Ferguson Foundation book club, called B.A.B.E., share ideas and learn something new during monthly book club meetings, second Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Valencia, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free. For info and book selections visit www.BettyFerguson.org or call (661) 702-8712.

Angelfood at Methodist Church
When your food dollars are shrinking, Angelfood at Valencia United Methodist Church is here to help by providing supplemental groceries.  Contact us for information or ordering at www.angelfoodministries.org.

The Lost Patrol support group
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355,  chapter meeting/brunch held monthly, usually at 10 a.m., third Sunday of every month, at Marie Callenders, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia. For updated locations and times info: (818) 508-9626.

Food Pantry seeks volunteer drivers
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry needs volunteer drivers to help pick up donations from local restaurants and markets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings.  Info: (661) 255-9078.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club

The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club, meets 4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month, Sunday, July 25.  Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  Info: (661) 259-6437 or (661) 296-9252.

LETMESAIL Activities calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following events for registered clients:
Friday, July 16 — Hang Loose Night dinner and movie, 5-9:30 p.m., call for location.
Sunday, July 18 — SNAP Kickball tournament and barbecue, 5-7:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
RSVP required: Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Info:  www.letmesail.org. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Community
Hiking Club

Nonprofit organization hosts local hiking excursions. Bring water and food, and wear hiking boots as well as layered clothing. Rain cancels all hikes. Information: www.communityhikingclub.org.
Thursday, July 15 — Condor micro trash clean up with Alex, on Bear Divide, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., e-mail for directions.
Saturday, July 17 — Santa Paula Creek Hike, moderate 10 miles through picturesque St. Thomas Aquinas College, then wooded banks, swimming holes, and a 25-foot waterfall. Meet at Towsley Canyon, meet 6:50 a.m. for 7 a.m. departure.

Braille Institute seminars
Braille Institute is offering a free seminar on Mondays, from 10 a.m.-noon, for those who are experiencing difficulty in daily living due to sight loss.
Monday, July 19 — Staying connected
Monday, July 26 — Getting around town
Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP required. Info: (323) 663-1111, ext. 1188.

SCV Escrow Assoc. Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will hold their monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, $30 for dinner and seminar for nonmembers, Mark White of Golden Empire Mortgage speaks on obtaining home loans in the current market, Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 284-2900.

SCV Computer Club monthly meeting
Toon-FX presented by Arnie Kazdoy at 6 p.m. and backing up information presented by Jay Cunnington at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Wednesday, July 14. Meetings held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: President Judy Taylour at scvcomputerclub@gmail.com or visit www.scvpcg.org.

Route 66 Classic Grill Bike Night
Route 66 Classic Grill holds Bike Night, which includes live music, best bike contest, barbecue and drink specials, will be held 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91387. Info: (661) 298-1494.

‘Planting a Family Tree Online’
Seminar with speaker Daniel Horowitz, genealogy and translation manager for MyHeritage.com, on how to  create, and view your own family site, free, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 15, San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society, Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. Info: (818) 349-0878.

Republican Women Federated
Monthly meeting, guest Eric Golub will present a light-hearted look at serious politics, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834.

Find the ‘Happiness Prescription’
The public is invited to watch ‘The Happiness Prescription’ in which Deepak Chopra reveals how to rid the mind of negative thoughts, build fulfillment in life, grow rewarding relationships and handle stress effectively, presented by Dr. Roger De Sesa, certified chiropractic wellness practitioner, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, Valencia, dinner from Italia will be provided, free, RSVP required. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Newcomers and friends
Ladies, new to the Santa Clarita Valley? Join us for Coffee Corner, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 22, RSVP for location information. Info: (661) 296-0872.

Water 101
education program

Newhall Library presents Water 101, free program for adults who want to learn where their water comes from, where it goes, and why it matters, representative from Castaic Lake Water Agency will speak, free gifts, 2 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 22704 West 9th St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0750 or www.colapublib.org.

Blessed Kateri women’s guild
Active, fun-loving group of women invite you to an ‘Evening Under the Stars’ concert at Central Park, bring a chair/blanket and food or drink to share, 7 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Look for Women’s Guild banner. Info: (661) 296-7547.

Senior-driver
safety program

American Assocation of Retired People driver safety program refresher class qualifies participants 55 and over for three year automobile insurance credit, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 24, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Registration required. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Santa Clarita swing jazz club
Hear live swing music played by various swing bands, free half hour swing lessons at 1:30 p.m., jamming musicians welcome, dancers of all ages invited, July 25 - Jimmy McConnell Big Band, Aug. 22 — Buzz Maddoz Octet, $6 senior center members, $7 jazz club members, $10 nonmembers, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220.

Genes and
longevity class

How much do our genes influence our longevity? Can we all strive to live to a healthy 100? Dr. Roger De Sesa, certified chiropractic wellness practitioner, will discuss the answers at a free health care class, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, Valencia, dinner from Italia will be provided, RSVP required. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Aging Well Finance Seminar
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Alliance presents ‘Aging Well — Taking Charge of Your Finances’ with speakers from Kealing Financial Services, Wells Fargo (reverse mortgages), Summerhill villa, Saugus Drugs, Roze Room Hospice, and more, free door prizes, refreshments, 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, SummerHill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 904-4939 or wesbehar@hotmail.com.

Braille Institute Mobile Solutions

The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, services include the sale of assistive devices, library services registration and resource referrals, appointments required, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, July 29, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Republican Women Federated
A special evening meeting with Joe Messina speaking on the November propositions, $15 with hors d’ oeuvres and no-host bar, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 29, Embassy Suites, 28508 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 299-1834 or (661) 253-4588.

Citrus Classic Balloon Festival
Support Rancho Camulos and enjoy a sunny afternoon in Fillmore during the Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, $3-$7, kids under 5 free, Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. Car and motorcycle shows, recycled art contest, 5K run event, balloon rides, food and more. Info: (805) 521-1501 or info@ranchocamulos.org.

Baseball family
fun night

Join the SCV Education Foundation for the baseball game between Lancaster JetHawks and Bakersfield Blazers, fireworks to follow game, Clear Channel Stadium, Friday, July 30, $8 per ticket, 50 percent of each ticket sale benefits foundation which purchases materials requested by local public school teachers. Info: (661) 414-4465 or www.scveducationfoundation.org.

Zonta LifeForward workshop
Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley is hosting  a free workshop to help women find balance between their responsibilities and personal lives, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 31, community room, Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Reservation requested. Info: (661) 252-9351 or www.scvzonta.org.

Save Water, Save Money seminar
Newhall Library presents Save Water, Save Money,  free program for adults who want to learn how to save money on their water bills and help the environment, Castaic Lake Water Agency representative will speak, free gifts, 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 22704 West 9th St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0750 or www.colapublib.org.

Relay for Life rummage sale
American Cancer Society’s Relay Committee will hold a rummage sale, 7-11 a.m., Parking Lot 8 at College of the Canyons, 26455 N. Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: www.scvrelay.org

‘Grandmother’s Tea Party’
‘Grandmother’s Tea Party’ celebrates generations of women with a tea party and fashion show, a portion of proceeds benefit the Miss SCV Scholarship Program, $38 adults, $28 children 4-11, 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, Plaza Banquet Hall, Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: www.MissSCVPagents.com or (661) 252-3232, ext. 2.

Art Walk on
Main Street
Artist’s reception for painter Olga Kaczmar, music from Manak Khamvongsa, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St. Newhall. Info: (661) 254-5267.

American Cancer Society Gala
The American Cancer Society’s second annual Legal of Hope gala “Imagine...An Evening in Paris” will take place from 5-8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8, Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Guests will enjoy dinner, live music, can can dancers, and silent and live auctions. $100 general admission, $150 VIP. Info: (661) 299-5536 or www.gala.acsevents.org/imagine.
 
Square and
round dance club

Sierra Hillbillies will host dances, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13, Rick Gittelman will call squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds, and at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, John Reitmaier will call squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 298-7794 or www.sierrahillbillies.org.

SCV Jaycees Texas Hold ’em tourney

The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees will host the fifth annual Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund/Debbie Templeton Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tourney, includes food, drinks, professional dealers, door prizes, $125 players (21 and over) or $140 at door, guests (nonplayers) $40, tickets include meal with beer and wine, 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, City of Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Saugus. Info: http://bmcfpoker.kintera.org.

Relay for Life
Three hours of bowling, shoe rental, two slices of pizza and soda, $25 per person, benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, Santa Clarita Lanes, 21615 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: www.scvrelay.org.

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